“CIAC WEBINARS” START IN OCTOBER AND NIGEL POWER IS THE FIRST GUEST
On the 22nd of October, at 10am, CIAC promotes the webinar “Re-rememberings: notes on the visual culture of post-coup Thailand (2014-2019)”, with Nigel Power, from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. This is the Center’s first webinar program that, starting in October, will take place monthly, in an online format.
The opening talk of the CIAC Webinars will address aspects of visual culture in post-military coup Thailand, in particular, the ways in which the Thai state intervened in the visual and material culture to legitimize and naturalize its domination (attempting to colonize the social imagination and produce forms of social amnesia).
Nigel Power is a British artist, designer and academic living in Bangkok who coordinates the MfA in Visual Communication at King Mongkut University of Technology, in Thonburi. His research focuses primarily on the intersections of design, visual culture and everyday life; and on creative practice as a form of knowledge production. He explores questions of historical memory; the creative-semantic potential of archives and found materials; and algorithmic and random approaches to image creation/manipulation.
This will be the kick-off for a large program in the areas of culture, arts, and communication, which will take place, without physical borders, once a month. For the next editions, Adriana Nascimento, Tom McCarthy and Alfonso Palazon are already confirmed.
Participation is free of charge and confers a certificate of attendance.